Monday, December 28, 2015

#REVIEW:The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible

Title: The Lion Comic Book Hero Bible
Series: None
Author: Jeff Anderson, Siku (Illustrator)
Published Date: November 1, 2015
Publisher: Lion Hudson
Genre: Christian Biblical Graphic Novel
ISBN: 9780745956176
Buy it link: Amazon

SynopsisA stunning new comic book version of the Bible, now given the superhero treatment by the team behind The Lion Graphic Bibleand The Manga Bible
The story of the Bible is a unique tale of origins and cosmic powers; of the ageless battle between good and evil; of human potential and human treachery; and of a Messiah—a savior for the world.  This is indeed the stuff that graphic novels are made of. Superheroes are the biggest comic genre of all, with many heroes having their origins in biblical characterization and imagery.  This is the first Bible retelling to engage with the superhero genre. The Lion Comic Book Bible is a dynamic expression of the Bible’s depth and power, produced in the style of Marvel Comics. You've heard of Spiderman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.  Now meet Earthman, Lawman, Warrior Man, and many others. With dynamic illustration using a range of styles, Siku (Old Testament) and Jeff Anderson (New Testament) bring the Bible stories alive for a new and graphically sophisticated generation.

My rating: 5 Stars

My review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
My oldest one is 10 years old, and she whines and balks about going to church, or anything related to God.  However, at the same time, she has started getting more interested in Comic books, or as they are termed now, graphic novels. I was really hoping this would be an in for her, and amazingly enough, it was, for awhile. 
She does love reading it. The stories are short and exciting enough for her to keep her attention. My only hope is that she keeps going back to it or remembers her time with it.
I was reading through it myself, the graphics are superb, I love them.They are realistically drawn with the graphic book qualities that are so intense. The stories are extremely short, usually one or two pages but these snippets get to the heart of the snapshot we are shown.
If you have a child who loves graphic novels, and you want to introduce them to the Bible, this would be a great present for the child.

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